In Conversation with John Kendall

Birmingham Law School, Lecture Theatre Two
Arts and Law
Tuesday 13th March 2018 (18:00-20:00)
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We are delighted to welcome John Kendall, a Birmingham Law School alumnus, Visiting Scholar and author of the recently published book. Regulating Police Detention: Voices from behind closed doors.

John will be in conversation with Professor Robert Lee, Head of Birmingham Law School, about the themes explored in his research before an audience of students, academics and practitioners in the field.

John's unique academic-practitioner perspective provides a detailed insight on the police custody process and the inadequacies of the system.

"This is a unique piece of research. John Kendall is the first person to have made a systematic study of custody visiting. He looks at the origins of the system and how it works in reality, interpreting his findings through the lens of theories of power, policing and regulation. This fascinating book is the result."
Andrew Sanders, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology and Head of School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex

“This innovative and objective study of the system of external supervision of police custody, and of its failure to let daylight in, should alert everyone concerned with the tension between authority and liberty."
Sir Stephen Sedley, former Lord Justice of Appeal

The interview will be followed by a reception to officially launch the publication, copies of which will be available to purchase at a preferential rate.